How Can I Selectively Transfer HEIC/HEIF Images from iPhone of iOS 11

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How to Selectively Export HEIC/HEIF Photos from iPhone in iOS 11

The High Efficiency Image File Format (.heic) draws great public attention after its release after iOS 11 in 2017, and HEIF is famous for its ability to make image smaller without losing the image quality on iDevice. And it is originally adopted in iOS 11 devices.

However, do you know how to backup HEIC images from iOS 11 device according to your needs? Or how to selectively export HEIF photos from iPhone in iOS 11? This article will show you different ways to realize this goal.

Method 1. Selectively Export HEIC Photos from iPhone/iPad to PC/Mac

Method 2. Transfer HEIF Photos from iPhone to Computer with iTunes

Method 1. Selectively Export HEIC Photos from iPhone/iPad to PC/Mac

This part will introduce you an advanced and professional way to backup HEIF files from iOS 11 iDevice to PC or Mac with Coolmuster iOS Assistant (Windows/Mac). It is fully compatible with all iOS 11 devices like iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus and it enables you to selectively transfer iOS 11 photos to either Windows PC or Mac computer without any restriction.

Free download and install the program on your Mac or Windows computer and start to manage HEIC images of iOS 11.

3 Steps to backup HEIC pictures to computer from iPhone/iPad:

Step 1. Launch the program and make your iPhone or iPad connected with computer with a USB cable. For successfully detecting your iDevice, please install the latest iTunes on your computer.

Step 2. Once the program detects your device, please click "Photos" tab to scan and show all the photos from your device, including HEIF photos.

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Step 3. While previewing, please select the HEIC images that you want to transfer, and hit the "Export" button to save the selected HEIF files on your computer all at once.

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If needed, you can convert HEIC photos to JPEG format with free online HEIC to JPG converters.

Method 2. Transfer HEIF Photos from iPhone to Computer with iTunes

iTunes is an official way to sync photos from iPhone, iPad or iPod to computer. You can also make use of iTunes to Sync HEIC images from iPhone to computer. However, iTunes does not support to selectively export HEIF files from iPhone and it will sync the whole photo folders to computer without selection.

Here is how to share HEIC images from iPhone to computer via iTunes:

Step 1. Launch iTunes and connect your iPhone to PC with a USB cable. Please make sure you are running the latest iTunes version on your computer.

Step 2. When iTunes detect your device, please click your iPhone icon in iTunes and click "Photos" tab on the left.

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Step 3. On the right panel, please check the box besides "Sync Photos" and choose the photo folders contains the HEIF files you want to sync.

Step 4. Select "Include Videos" below if you want to sync videos, too. Then just click "Apply" button to transfer iPhone HEIC photos to computer now.

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